Bedford Letters

Colonoscopies can help save lives

To the Editor: As a cancer survivor, I've seen how a cancer diagnosis changes your life and the lives of those around you. Congress has an opportunity to prevent more people from hearing the words, "you have cancer." They can do this by passing legislation to close a ...

Danielson thanks voters for support

To the Editor: Thank you to those residents who voted in the Republican primary to add my name to the list of nominees for state representative. Thank you to those who placed lawn signs, who spoke well of my service to the town, and who wished me well during the campaign. The support received ...

Trump Foundation benefits Trump

To the Editor: Recently I saw video on TV featuring Donald Trump saying the following words: "There's nothing like doing things with other people's money." On Sept. 20, an article written by David Fahrenthold appeared in the Washington Post stating "Donald Trump ...

Ayotte doesn’t stand up for Medicare

To the Editor: As a physician approaching my retirement years, I have seen firsthand the significance of Medicare for retirees. Granite State seniors have worked hard their entire lives to earn the Social Security and Medicare benefits that they receive today, and our elected officials have a ...

Support high school marching band

To the Editor: Come and support the Bedford High School Marching Band & Colorguard at the 47th annual Dover Band Show! The BHS Marching Band will be one of 11 high school bands (Prospect Mountain, Bedford, Somersworth, Exeter, Milford, Monadnock, Laconia, Spaulding, Salem, Timberlane and ...

Testimony against variance still valid

To the Editor: In 2014, Bedford's Zoning Board of Adjustment denied an application for a variance from the Zoning Ordinance to permit a gas station on property located in the commercial zone at 2 Hardy Road. Gas stations are not permitted uses in the commercial zone. In a letter dated April ...

Gardeners thankful for local support

To the Editor: After months of preparation, the Bedford Garden Club's Mum Sale took place at the Bedford Farmers Market on Sept. 6. It is one of two fundraisers the club holds annually to support its educational programs (open to the public), provide for holiday wreaths at public buildings, ...

Success of Obama administration

To the Editor: I am not writing in support of any candidate. I am acknowledging the accomplishments that the Democrats have made since President Obama took office. With the expansion of Medicaid, Obamacare and better insurance coverage of contraception, the rate of abortion in the US has ...

Opioid addiction hits close to home

To the Editor: Ohio may be the most challenged state in dealing with substance abuse, but from Ohio to New Hampshire to Bedford is unfortunately not a long walk to find the same problem. In 2015, with a population of just in excess of 11 million, approximately 750,000,000 pills were issued in ...

Why should NH support Ayotte?

To the Editor: "I love war ... including with nukes," Donald Trump said. He asked an adviser, "If we have them, why can't we use them?" He says he would like more countries to have nuclear weapons. Yet when asked in a debate, he did not even know what the ...

‘Deplorables’ hope for better future

To the Editor: We are a small New Hampshire "Basket of Deplorables" as Hillary Clinton so kindly described us recently. And though she may find us deplorable we beg to differ as we are proud Americans, mothers, fathers, and grandmothers of 16 children and 18 grandchildren. We ...

Gould an advocate for community

To The Editor: What are we seeking when we evaluate a candidate to represent us? In addition to integrity, we want someone who will ensure that our tax dollars are wisely spent, our economic engine is at full speed and our quality of life is maintained. Linda Gould has proven that she not only ...

Dietsch is an effective leader for District 9

To the Editor: Taking on the role of Chair of Peterborough's Select Board has given me the opportunity to get to know a whole host of dedicated people who give of their time and talents through service on town committees working on a range of issues. One of those people is Jeanne Dietsch, now ...

Support Danielson, Wolf on Sept. 13

To the Editor: I am thankful for the good work Representatives Danielson and Wolf have done for our community and state. They worked to pass state budgets that protected taxpayers while meeting the needs of our citizens. They passed business tax relief measures to help our small businesses ...

Scanlon off-base on support for Ayotte

To the Editor: I have to disagree with my friend Jim Scanlon, regarding his endorsement of Kelly Ayotte for U.S. Senate. Despite his own partisan leanings, Mr. Scanlon sensibly concludes that Donald Trump is not of presidential timber, and does not merit support. Unfortunately, however, Sen. ...

Gould a dedicated representative

To the Editor: Please vote for Linda Gould for State Representative. Linda served with dedication during her first term attending all sessions and committee meetings - she voted to help business, for local control of education, in support of life, and in support of the Republican platform. As ...

Fromuth not right choice for Bedford

To the Editor: Almost all candidates are a composite of many strengths and only a few shortfalls. Almost all. Rep. Fromuth seems to bring no advantages to Bedford and appears more politician than public servant. This is the sum total of his record. He has been admonished by the House Ethics ...

Vote Linda Gould for State Rep

To the Editor: Two years ago I wrote to endorse Linda Gould for state representative from Bedford. Linda worked so hard to win her first term in the House that she received the most votes of any candidate in the last election! I observed Linda go on to work just as hard as a true public ...

Terry Wolf seeks support on Sept. 13

To the Editor: I am running for re-election for the New Hampshire State House. There are nine Republican candidates for six seats to represent Bedford. The primary, Tuesday, Sept. 13, will decide which candidates move on to the general election Nov. 8. This is an unusual year, with national ...

Opposition to Trump applauded

To the Editor: I admit that I can be described as a lifelong liberal in the mold of a Roosevelt Democrat. However, I also admit that there have been several elections where I did not support or vote for the Democratic Presidential candidate. I believe that one needs to support the candidate ...